General Information

The Vienna ferris wheel
©Ida Seljeskog


Language: German
Population: 1.7 million
414 km²
Districts: 23
Elevation: 171 m (Stephansplatz)
Video System: 576i (PAL)
Telephone prefix: +43 (1)
Currency: Euro


Time zone

Vienna is in the Central European time zone (CET = GMT / UCT + 1). Daylight saving time applies from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October (CEST).


The typical mains voltage for households (as well as hotels) in Vienna is 230 volts (alternating current), Plugs C & F.


The climate in Vienna is generally mild and continental. Often a moderate westerly wind makes cool days even cooler. But the Viennese appreciate this wind because it brings fresh air from the surrounding Vienna Woods to the city.

In May temperatures are usually above 20°C during the day, while mornings and evenings might already be a bit cool and it is more likely to rain than in summer. We recommend to take a jacket and an umbrella with you!

Temperatures and rainfall in Vienna:


Medical services

Emergency rooms are open round the clock at the following hospitals:
Allgemeines Krankenhaus
phone: +43 1 404 00

phone: +43 1 910 21-0

Lorenz Böhler Unfallkrankenhaus
phone: +43 1 331 10

Unfallkrankenhaus Meidling
+43 1 601 50-0

Doctor on call: Radio-telephone service (round the clock); phone 141

Ambulance:    phone 144

If you need a dentist after hours call +43 1 512 20 78 (recorded message in German only).

If you need a pharmacy outside opening hours, phone 1550 (in German only).

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